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What is a Makarapa?

A Makarapa is a crafted helmet

In South Africa, the cheerful, colourful, hand-crafted miner helmet is a much-seen object on the football stands, but also in other sports the handmade helmet is becoming increasingly popular. Hours are spent to make the helmet as beautiful and personal as possible. The 2010 World Cup in South Africa will also increasingly signal this phenomenon outside of South Africa. It has arisen to protect yourself from projectiles, in the early ' 80 and to show that you are a fan of something. In The Netherlands, Heinen has introduced the Pletterpet for the 2010 World Cup.

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